| Jul 18, 2011
| 3:18 PM
A man accused of beating an older man in a fight over a bicycle in Ford Heights last week has been charged in the other man’s murder, authorities said.
Fred Barnes, 48, died Saturday from head injuries suffered in the July 11 attack, the Cook...
| May 6, 2011
| 1:05 PM
A Ford Heights man kept an alligator in his home because “chicks dig it,” he told police who arrested him.
Dewayne Yarbrough, 43, was arrested Thursday at his home in the 800 block of East 11th Place after the Cook County Sheriff’s...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 9:51 AM
Casino chasing Country Club Hills Mayor Dwight Welch had changed his mind about the business — saying it preys on the poor and doesn’t spur development — but he didn’t hesitate when it was clear he might finally get one.
| Aug 25, 2011
| 7:14 AM
Two male teens were wounded this evening in separate but related shootings in south suburban Ford Heights, officials said.
The first shooting happened about 6:47 p.m. near the intersection of Diplomat Lane and Woodlawn Avenue. The second shooting...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 9:48 AM
Police said they really didn't have any problem identifying the man accused of holding up two men at gunpoint Saturday night.
The victims, it seems, had known him for years.
Two longtime friends of Victor Holmes told Cook County Sheriff's Police that...